Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Revoltech Fraulein Mari Illustrious Makinami Preview

New images of Revoltech Fraulein Mari Illustrious Makinami:

Comparison with Rei Ayanami from the same series released two years ago.

Articulation for the body, legs and hair.

3 different types of face expression.

11 option hand units, plus another one specially for the phone shown here.

Details on Mari's phone.

Part-swapping for the green/red part on the chest.

Part swapping for the green/red part on the wrist as well.

May 1st release, 2,900 Yen (inclusive of tax). Release info can be seen in this previous posting.

Images are from Hobby Stock.

MG Wishlist MS Survey

Best Gunpla news for ages I believe. ^^

For celebrating Gunpla 30th Anniversary this year, Bandai through Gunpla 30th Anniversary's official site is conducting a survey that allows folks to pick out MSs from the list provided, or entered MSs they like, which will be taken into consideration to be released as an MG kit in the future. ^^

A whole list of 30 MSs from "Gundam Zeta", "Gundam Double Zeta", "Turn A Gundam" and others are up to be selected. You need to pick at least 3 for the survey. Since all of them are checkboxes, I'm assuming that you can choose all of them as well. ^^; Also, it seems that you can participate in the survey multiple times as well. But please take this chance seriously and provide the most sincere opinion.

The full list, ordered according to the list on the website is as below:
  1. The O --- "Gundam Zeta"
  2. Psycho Gundam (O_O) --- "Gundam Zeta"
  3. Baund Doc --- "Gundam Zeta"
  4. Marasai --- "Gundam Zeta"
  5. Doven Wolf --- "Gundam Double Zeta"
  6. Dreissen --- "Gundam Double Zeta"
  7. Turn X --- "Turn A Gundam"
  8. V2 Gundam --- "Victory Gundam"
  9. Gundam Double X --- "Gundam X"
  10. Gundam Virsago --- "Gundam X"
  11. Nobel Gundam --- "G Gundam"
  12. Gundam Deathscythe --- "Gundam W"
  13. Gundam Heavyarms --- "Gundam W"
  14. Gundam Sandrock --- "Gundam W"
  15. Shenlong Gundam --- "Gundam W"
  16. Gundam Epyon --- "Gundam W"
  17. Tallgeese --- "Gundam W"
  18. Legend Gundam --- "Gundam SEED Destiny"
  19. Akatsuki Gundam --- "Gundam SEED Destiny"
  20. 00 Raiser --- "Gundam Double O"
  21. Cherudim Gundam --- "Gundam Double O"
  22. Arios Gundam --- "Gundam Double O"
  23. Seravee Gundam --- "Gundam Double O"
  24. Reborns Gundam --- "Gundam Double O"
  25. Susanowo --- "Gundam Double O"
  26. Arche Gundam --- "Gundam Double O"
  27. Kshatriya --- "Gundam UC"
  28. ReZEL --- "Gundam UC"
  29. Stark Jegan --- "Gundam UC"
  30. Geara Zulu --- "Gundam UC"
  31. Others
Only Japanese prefectures are listed in the list of states, but you can participate even if you're from outside Japan. I just voted 3 as someone from Tokyo. ^^

There's no mentioning how the result from the survey is going to be released (or if that's going to be shown at all) and when the winner from the survey is going to be released in the MG series as promised, but let's just vote and hope for the best for now. ^^

The link is here.

Information is from Gunpla 30th Anniversary's official site.

New SD Gundam Sangokuden & BB Senshi Kits New Images

New images of upcoming SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors kits and BB Senshi set kit:

* Shin Ryubi Gundam, Shin Chohi Gundam, Shin Kan-U Gundam - already released. 630 Yen each (inclusive of tax).

* Shin Sousou Gundam, Shin Sonken Gundam - April 15th release, 630 Yen each (inclusive of tax).

* Shin Soldier Unit - April 15th release, 420 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* Shin Hakugin Ryuseiba (Horse Unit) - April 15th release, 315 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* Combination of Three (三位一体) set - April 22nd release, 2,100 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* Shin Kousonsan Ez8 - April 28th release, 630 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* BB Senshi Gundam GP01Fb & Gundam NT-1 Set - April 28th release, 1,575 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Images are from ToyWorld Forum and Bandai Hobbysite.

Limited S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider W Pre-order Info & Sci-fi Revoltech Daimajin Custom Paint Ver.

Pre-order info for S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Double Cyclone Cyclone and Joker Joker set, which is limited for "S.H. Figuarts Collection" is now out. Apparently, there are two ways for one to obtain this S.H. Figuarts set, with different prices.

(1) Via the purchase ticket included in "S.H. Figuarts Collection" - The book will be released today (March 31st) at 2,000 Yen (inclusive of tax). Pre-order will end on June 10th. Will include three customized display bases.

September release, 7,140 Yen (inclusive of tax, exclusive of delivery and handling charge).

(2) Via Toei Hero Dotnet - Pre-order will begin today at 3PM (Japanese time), and will end on June 10th.

Release date not mentioned, 5,775 Yen (inclusive of tax, exclusive of delivery and handling charge).

Not not mentioned, I believe the three display bases for the purchase ticket-limited release will not be included for the Toei Hero Dotnet limited version. The price of the later, 5,775 Yen is actually the same as S.H. Figuarts Double Heat or Cyclone Set coming in April, both with two S.H. Figuarts figures but no display base.

Images are from this previous posting and ToyWorld Forum. Information is from Toei Hero Dotnet.

On a completely separate note, Kaiyodo announced the custom painted Revoltech figure for April would be Sci-fi Revoltech No. 02 Daimajin.

The special hand painted parts include:
- Helmet, armor around the chest, buckles and knife will be painted to have a metallic feel.
- Face will be painted using dry brush technique to reproduce a more realistic feel.

This custom color version will only be released in a lucky draw style for fans who pre-order it through KMS (Kaiyodo Museum Store), or through the same lucky draw method in specific stores when this Revoltech figure is out.

Sci-fi Revoltech No. 02 Daimajin will be released on April 1st at 2,850 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Image is from Kaiyodo.

Megahouse's Ryu Ninja Bakunetsumaru & Dark Knight Steru New Images

New images of Ryu Ninja Bakunetsumaru and Dark Knight Steru from Megahouse's Variable Action "Hao Taikei Ryu Knight" series:

Ryu Ninja Bakunetsumaru - Already released, 5,250 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Joints at the thigh and tail of Dark Knight Steru.

June release, 5,775 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Images are from Digitamin Blog.

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider WX Under Development & Ultra-Act

Hyper Hobby May issue reveals that the S.H. Figuarts version of Kamen Rider Double Cyclone Joker Extreme is under development.

This how he's supposed to look like for those who don't watch the series:

Image is from this previous posting.

Release date and price TBA.

Also, the henshin device, Henshin Gaia Bird Extreme Memory.

The Gaia Memory sticks of Cyclone Joker are not included I believe.

On the other hand, more images of Ultra-Act Gomora:

Release date and price TBA.

Image is from CyberGundam: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider WX, Ultra-Act Gomora.